On The River Tamar

By Tom Bowden I was born in Torpoint on the River Tamar in 1929 and spent much of my youth messing around in boats on the river. The Tamar stretches…

AV rejected but electoral and constitutional reform still needed

The UK wide referendum on the proposed introduction of an optional preferential Alternative Vote (AV) system last week resulted in a clear rejection of, in Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s pre-election…

Kernewek Lowender: World’s largest Cornish festival underway for 20th time

With Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Os and Helston Flora Day now out of the way, Cornish eyes now go down to the Yorke Peninsular in South Australia whwre the Kernewek Lowender (the…

[Celtic League] Cornish: Discrimination concerns continue

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE CORNWALL: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONCERNS The General Secretary (GS) of the Celtic League has written an article in a Cornish newspaper about a group that has…

The Carews of Antony House

The sad story of Alexander and John Carew

2011 UK Census – Identifing yourself as Cornish!

Information about describing yourself as ‘Cornish’ in the upcoming census

The Plymouth Blitz in 1941

By Tom Bowden I was ten years old when the war started on 3rd September 1939 and I was a schoolboy living in Torpoint on the Cornish side of the…

Stephen Richardson: Not So Delectable Duchy…

The Duchy of Cornwall was created in 1337 by a Royal Charter of Edward III. The Charter confirmed the status of Cornwall as being extra-territorial to England. Today there is much controversy about the importance of the Duchy. Is it just a ‘quirk’ of ancient history that has no purpose other than the purely ceremonial or is it the constitutional and legal basis of a Cornwall independent of England? Read more

[Bewnans Kernow] Cultural cooperation latest news and background

Bewnans Kernow  (the Partnership of Cornish Cultural Organisations) is set for a big 2011, having completed the all important nine month review with Cornwall Council on 20 October 2010. Bewnans…